Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.17.17


What’s up Wise Take?  Patio Joe here to bring you your cash game article.

I am not going to boggle you down with statistic after statistic on why a play is good.  I may give a sentence but that’s it.  I’ll break down each position with the best cash game play.  Each position will have a description of my general rule on how I select each player at that position.   What is a good cash game play?  Well, to me, it is the safest to hit his value, the most optimal play at each position with price being considered.  Next will be a value section.  These will be players that I will be playing depending on where they are hitting in the line-up.  I then will give you my MVP play of the day.

Finally, even the cash game guy gets that GPP itch. So I will bring you a small section named “ At Bat W/Audie.” Here I will break down just a few of my favorite team stacks. Nothing big.

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PITCHERS: I generally pay up for the top pitcher on the slate, biggest favorite, etc.

Luis Serverino- Highest favorite on the board. Coming off bad performance but was good up until then. Mets lineup weak without Duda, Bruce and Walker.

Jeff Samarzdja- At home and a favorite, Cheaper than Nola too.  Phillies K 6th highest in league against Right handed pitching.

Aaron Nola- Under 10K.  Best pitcher on the board but an underdog on the road.

Shark is way more attractive on DK as a 2nd pitcher option.


CATCHER: I generally pay down at catcher. $2700 below is my mark. I will list the best play but please look at the value section for the catcher I like.

Gary Sanchez


FIRST BASE: I generally pay up for a first base.  These days there are always high priced options in good spots.  Most offensive production comes from first base and third base.

Joey Gallo– Keep riding the Gallo train

Jose Abreu– Been hot lately

Matt Carpenter


SECOND BASE: I generally pay down for a player that is batting at the top of the order that is $2600 or below.  These are the top plays. Look down for value below.

Rougned Odor– Another juicy matchup.

Daniel Murphy– Price is great.

Moncada– batting 2nd tonight against Ross.


THIRD BASE: I generally pay up for a top play at third base. Along with first base. The most production comes from third base.

Adrian Beltre

Todd Frazier


SHORT STOP: I generally pay down at SS.  $2800 or below is my mark. Line-up dependent.  Will pay up at times.

Paul De Jong

Elvis Andrus


OUTFIELD- I generally will pay down at least 1 OF position $2500 or below, perhaps even two depending on the pitcher.  I try and pay up for one elite OF.

The following are all great players, salaries not listed. Order of who I like best.

  1. Shin-Soo choo
  2. Nomar Mazara
  3. Andrew McCutchen
  4. Avisail Garcia
  5. Tommy Pham
  6. Jose Pirela
  7. Starling Marte


PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY:    Joey Gallo – Ride him again tonight.

VALUE SECTION:  The following players are the value plays of the day, which are players where price meets, where they are batting in the line-up.  Players that can hit value easily because  Their salary is so low.  It is essential to have value players in your cash game line-up in order to be successful.


C-    Robinson Chirinos, Francisco Cervelli


2B- Asujae,


SS –   Jody Mercer, Brandon Crawford  

OF- Adam Lind, Hunter Renfroe, Nick Delmonico 

Remember if a player who normally doesn’t bat high in the order does for some reason and his at a very low price.  I will be considering him, So value may open up as the day moves on.



  1. Rangers
  2. Cardinals
  3. Nationals



Any questions hit me up on twitter @patiojoeref!! GET MONEY!!!